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When I plug my camera into the computer it won't format. The battery is charged, there is no memory card in the camera.

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What makes you think you need to use the computer to format the camera? Why do you need to format the camera at all? We format memory cards and we format internal memories of cameras but these functions are done in the camera, not the computer.

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